Girl Scout cookies on sale March 20

WARREN — Cadette Troop 1824 will sell Girl Scout cookies Saturday, March 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lincoln’s Country Store on Route 90 in Warren.

All Troop 1824 money raised this year will go toward the girls’ April trip to Washington, D.C. Council money goes toward training of volunteer leaders, providing financial assistance to make Girl Scouting available to all girls, improving and maintaining camps, keeping event and camp fees to a minimum for all girls, and sponsoring special events and projects.

The cost per box is $3.50. Cookie types include Thin Mints, Lemonades, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbread/Trefoils, Peanut Butter Sandwich/Do si dos and reduced-fat Daisy Go Rounds.

Washington Grange monthly winter market

WASHINGTON — Market and Grange members and friends will gather Saturday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Evening Star Grange in Washington to hold the last of three monthly winter markets. Weekly markets will resume in April. Regular market members will offer locally grown or produced items including raw Jersey milk, butter, yogurt and cheeses, grass-fed beef, cage-free eggs and chicken, maple syrup and honey. Port Clyde fresh catch will be on hand with its winter selection of flash frozen fish fillets as well as fresh and frozen shrimp, crab, and lobster meat.

Class on corporate political personhood

CAMDEN — The public is invited to a free first session Wednesday, March 24 of a Coastal Senior College course on corporate political personhood as involved in two Citizens United decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court issued Jan. 21, 2010. The court gave corporations the right to spend company money in all elections at any time, thus overturning a 100-year tradition of limits to such spending.

The session opens the Spring Study Circle on Capitalism’s Catastrophe: Causes and Cures at the Picker Room of the Camden Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m. (Space is limited, so RSVP to Matt Clarke at 594-6453 or To register for the class and join Senior College, call 800-286-1594. For more information on classes, visit

Taoist Yoga class

WASHINGTON — An eight-week Taoist Yoga session taught by Louis Pontillo will be offered Saturdays starting March 27 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Evening Star Grange, 31 Old Union Road in Washington. Drop-ins are welcome. The cost is $10 a class. For more information, e-mail or call 785-4011.

Spring walk, trail clean up with Mid-Coast Audubon

WALDOBORO — Mid-Coast Audubon will lead a spring walk and trail clean up at the Guy VanDuyn Refuge in Waldoboro on Saturday, March 20 starting at 9 a.m. The 30-acre Guy VanDuyn Refuge is on Route 220, 1.5 miles south of Route 1 Waldoboro and has several trails that bisect diverse habitats including upland oak, spruce forest, field, riparian hardwoods and tidal salt marsh on the Medomak River. Waterfowl, shorebirds and more than 80 species of songbirds may be seen there, depending upon the season. If a participants wants to help clear trails, bring work gloves and garden tools. For more information call Sue Schubel at 644-1077.

Farmers Fare gets sappy

ROCKPORT — Farmers Fare will host a celebration of Maine maple products on Saturday, March 27 from noon to 2:30 p.m. in conjunction with Maine Maple Sunday.

Rob of the Moonlight Maple Company in Mount Vernon will serve samples of his delicious maple products. There will be a special on the cafe menu of Maple BBQ Pulled Pork and Upside Down Maple Pecan Cake to be sampled and sold by the slice. Gelato Fiasco will offer samples of gelato made with maple syrup as a key ingredient. The next day, March 28, is Maine Maple Sunday and people can visit sugarhouses around the state to see how maple syrup is made.

March of Dimes in Rockland

ROCKLAND — Thousands of Maine families and business leaders will join together for the March of Dimes annual March for Babies — the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. The walk will be held in Rockland on May 2. To join, visit or call 878-1199 to sign up as an individual, start a corporate, family/friends team, or donate to help babies be born healthy.

Perkins’ legacy lives

DAMARISCOTTA — The life and legacy of Maine’s Frances Perkins will be the subject of a film and discussion Wednesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. in the Porter Hall of Damariscotta’s Skidompha Library.

Perkins was the first woman cabinet member in U.S. history and secretary of labor for 12 years in the administrations of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The program, sponsored by CONA, Citizens Offering New Alternatives, aims to raise awareness of the Frances Perkins Center in Newcastle, started in 2009 by Perkins’ grandson Tomlin Coggeshall to carry on her commitment to social justice and economic security. The event is free but donations are welcomed to help defray the costs of the event. Enter Porter Hall by the library’s back entrance on Elm Street. For more information call 549-3869.

Calvary Chapel Singers

WALDOBORO — The Waldoboro Word of Life Church will host a brand new group, The Calvary Chapel Singers, on Saturday, March 20.

The group hails from Calvary Baptist Church in Newport. One member, Mark Butler from Carmel, has been at the church before as a soloist. He will be joined by Una Pervis of Carmel, Cindy Carron from Detroit, Maine, and Paul Hodges from Newport. The music is Southern Gospel style, so it will be a wonderful evening for people that enjoy Gaither Homecomings and groups like The Hoppers and The Bishops.

All are invited to come for the potluck supper at 5:30 p.m. and the concert at 7 p.m. There is no charge, but a love offering will be taken to cover expenses for the musicians. The church is located at 41 Old Route One in Waldoboro. For more information, call Pastor Tom Rawley at 975-3558.

Midcoast Green Collaborative

DAMARISCOTTA — Midcoast Green Collaborative will present a talk on building “net-zero” sustainable construction housing on Wednesday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Skidompha Library on Main Street in Damariscotta.

A net-zero house supplies power to the grid that is equal to the amount of power it uses. Phil Kaplan, a principal in the Portland-based firm of Kaplan Thompson Architects, will discuss the challenges and solutions of designing healthy, attractive, low-energy buildings, super-insulated homes of the type that are now available throughout New England for as low as $125,000. The program is free. For more information visit

Table space available at Legion Post sale

BELFAST — American Legion Post 43, Belfast, will have a craft, bake and yard sale to benefit the building fund. Crafters, bakers and yard-salers can rent a table or space for $10 on Saturday, April 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Set up will be Friday, April 9 from noon to 5 p.m. or Saturday, April 10 from 7 to 8 a.m. To reserve a table or for more information, call Becky Gibbons at 338-1892 or e-mail at RSVP by April 7.

Midcoast Stewards

DAMARISCOTTA — The Damariscotta River Association and the Maine Coastal Program announced that applications are now being accepted for the spring Midcoast Stewards program. The celebratory and recruitment evening meeting will be held at the Newcastle Publick House Monday, March 29 from 5 to 6 p.m. The Midcoast Stewards Program offers an opportunity to learn natural and cultural history from a variety of professionals in the field. It is a chance to serve a conservation organization as a volunteer. The application deadline is April 9. Applications can be obtained by calling the Maine Coastal Program at 287-1486 or the Damariscotta River Association at 563-1393, or at

Gourmet fare set for sustainable expo

DAMARISCOTTA — A tasty variety of menu items, both meat and vegetarian, will be available at the Green Café, a feature of the Midcoast Sustainable Living Expo, April 16 to April 17 at the Central Lincoln County YMCA.

The Damariscotta River Grille will for the second year be setting up to serve hot food and drinks at the two-day green energy and lifestyle fair, which is free and open to the public. The expo takes places Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The grill features local and organic items in its fresh-prepared, creative cookery. Chef Rick Hirsch, who operates the grill and the Anchor Inn in Round Pond with wife Jean Kerrigan, has just been named Chef of the Year by the Maine Restaurant Association and will receive that award March 30. In 2008 the association gave the grill its Neighbor Award for commitment to the local area.